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SHIFT aims to raise its own bar for level of detail///The 240SX has lights///Submit names!

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New Direction


It has been several months since SHIFT has been ported to the Orange Box SDK and we have found the improvements in SHIFT to be immediate. We have decided to take SHIFT in the direction of a simulator in regard to the level of detail as Source allows instead of the originally planned "Arcade racing." We plan to implement a new manual transmission system that is more detailed than our previous one. A few additions you may see soon include the addition of fuel, a clutch, and the ability to stall your vehicle. More details to come soon...

Night Light


One area of detail we have been working on lately were the lights on the vehicle. Because SHIFT takes place primarily at night, the lighting is key to create a realistic night time environment.

The new features include dynamic head lights, high beams, turn signals, and brake lights. We are pleased to say that everything works flawlessly and smoothly; not to mention it looks amazing in game and completes the look to the night time driving.


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Names, names, names!


We are currently assembling a list of fictional car manufacturers and automotive part brand names for use in SHIFT. If you have any names (humorous or serious) that you would like to submit and see turned into a real in game asset, (vehicle, car part, store sign, advertisement, etc) then feel free to post it here in the comments section! The best choices will be placed at the highest priority to be created.

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Geosmith
Geosmith

You could always use cheesy car related names such as Torque, Friction, ect.

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FreeKill762
FreeKill762

What about the Pursuit special from mad max?

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Stubby
Stubby

YES

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DarkPivot
DarkPivot

"The new features include dynamic head lights..."
Yes! :P I don't remember if this has been answered before, but will there be a first person driving mode? If there's an option for first person driving in a racing game, I almost always use it.

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Piuneer
Piuneer

Hopefully, but you could always mess with the camera through the console ^_^

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx

Nice, but I don't have idea for car manufacturer *-*

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tnathan475
tnathan475

those lights look great.

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FaceCake27
FaceCake27

MOTORolla. lol. Or: Motor Rolla.

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The_Dias
The_Dias

I'd name a really tricked-out car "The Compensator."

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c3r14l-suck3r
c3r14l-suck3r

How Bout 'The Death Roller'

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Daystranger
Daystranger

No offense, but your "Mr. Cool Guy Smooking Weed" as seen on your posts:
Media.moddb.com
Just... Don't belongs here.
Unless you're making skateboarding mod or something.

This is my opinion.
Im not saying its bad.
Im saying its not fitting the theme of the game as I see it.

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Ztormi
Ztormi

I agree. This game needs more tits like any other street racing games

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Daystranger
Daystranger

Well congratulations on your smartest comment ever.
Instead of trying to be funny you should think about that I've really meant.
See Colin McRae Dirt for example. Nice and clean style of game and stuff.
Acegamez.com
Or ToCa Race Driver
Bp3.blogger.com

Right now "SHIFT" looks like
T0.gstatic.com

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Six_Ways
Six_Ways

Ztormi was just making a joke man... no need to take yourself so seriously.

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MrMattWebb Author
MrMattWebb

Im sorry you dont like him, but he is the antagonist to the plot.

SHIFT has always from the beginning aimed for a darker and grunge theme so that is why the art direction is not "clean." Not to mention that those two games are centered around racing and not a story where as SHIFT is almost entirely centered around the plot.

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Gosthy
Gosthy

One suggestion: Trail on the backlights. What do you think?

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FreeKill762
FreeKill762

I liked the idea back in 2006 (Need For Speed: Carbon), But not much anymore.

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stewball
stewball

More like 1998, in Ridge Racer Type 4...

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freredarme
freredarme

Nice lighting

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Ratchet66
Ratchet66

Good job on the lights, as for the names you could make a car company called Maibatsu

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Greenagainn!
Greenagainn!

Maibatsu Monstrosity?

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foxholeboy
foxholeboy

the foxholeboymobile

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The_Captain943
The_Captain943

Jalopy Motors Inc.

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Xemit
Xemit

"Uber-charge" superchargers anyone?

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Rakym
Rakym

Great looking lights! And I really like that you aim for a more realistic driving feeling, the more deep the more challenge and fun. Arcade games usually lose their attractiveness quickly.

Maybe "Mitsusushi"?

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Maxivz
Maxivz

What about SSC? Super Sport Cars, it hasalways been a manufacturer name i would love to see in a game, or mod :)

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Gen.Kenobi
Gen.Kenobi

Perrari (Ferrari)
Firelli (Pirelli tires)
McDauren (McLaren)
Tebault (Renault)
Fyunday ...

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Radu_IceMan
Radu_IceMan

Here's my name suggestion suggestion:

Parallax Gear

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Wh1tebird
Wh1tebird

Ferd, Witshubishi, Oudi, etc...

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SolidFake
SolidFake

looks badass!

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ALIENwoods
ALIENwoods

megnézem, mit hoztok ki Source motorból, egy simes autóverseny modnak. A fényszóró meg nem feature, hanem specularmap + kasznihoz attacholt dinamikus fények...

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Dr.Doozer
Dr.Doozer

Kromax Industries

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MrMattWebb Author
MrMattWebb

Brant? Kape? Magalli?

fASSt Racing Wheels?

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conshence
conshence

Excellent game. But for names i'd suggest digging thru the old Midnight Club n Midnight Club 2. Really random names such as "Saikou XS" - Supra

En.wikipedia.org
Just some inspiration for names you can make yourself

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Dnst
Dnst

Cayenne
Bullrod

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xilefian
xilefian

This would be a great car:
Strikelimit.co.uk

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Seldoon182
Seldoon182

Corelon Motor sounds good to me as a car manufacturer

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Menschke
Menschke

Here is my idea:
Dalga Motors

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matthewdryden
matthewdryden

Fidelity.

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Alex_TNT
Alex_TNT

nice one guys , thumbs up

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Pheist
Pheist

Car Manufacturer Names: PRISM, Cerberus, Goliath. I would go with roman and greek mythology for names of vehicles.

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AmazingRedd
AmazingRedd

Amazing
-------Redd

brand

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DecDoyle
DecDoyle

Great update.

All I can think of is stupid combinations of care manufacturers that don't make sense.

Lord.
Ferramborghini.
Big Pete's Cars.
Mishi-Bishi.

Ok yeah I don't have any good ideas.

Love the update though. :)

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Jokerme
Jokerme

I vote for Mishi-Bishi

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Awesome_ninja
Awesome_ninja

that made my day, seriously, it's an awesome suggestion even thought it doesn't really fit the dark mood of the mod, but still... AWESOME

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MajorBanter
MajorBanter

Keystar International
Generalised Motoring
Engineered Produce
Modified Motors
Valved
Carbon Footprint
Geared
Surrogate
24 Beam

I dunno, random ****.

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Mariners
Mariners

Shift into the future coming to a theater not near you
plug it in power plugs
Greedy bank we'll rob you!
Block head muscle
jimmy's chop shop

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0xMNM
0xMNM

Worst brand in the game: Emanuel
I REST MY CASE

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JoTheShmo
JoTheShmo

There should be a license plate saying "DAT-***"

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R.I.P*Toxin
R.I.P*Toxin

Lucia

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